Cutting down on salt
doesn't mean you have
to cut out flavour.

The best way to cut down on your salt intake is to cook fresh! You’ll find below some easy recipes that are full of flavour and low in salt. They are also recipes that will store well and can be easily prepared at the beginning of the week, so you don’t have to reach for processed foods during the busy working week. Most of them are super simple so get the kids involved and cook up a storm!

Tuna & avocado rice paper rolls

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  • Sugar



  • 2x 95g can tuna in springwater, drained
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Vietnamese mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 carrot, peeled, grated
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, cut into ribbons
  • 8 sheets rice paper


Recipe from © National Heart Foundation of Australia 2018, reproduced with permission.

  1. In a bowl, combine tuna, avocado, coriander, Vietnamese mint and sweet chilli sauce.
  2. Fill a bowl with warm water. Place one sheet of rice paper into the bowl at a time, soaking for 20-30 seconds. Carefully place sheets on a damp tea towel.
  3. Place iceberg lettuce, carrot, and cucumber in the centre of each piece of rice paper. Top with some of the tuna mixture. Fold in ends, then roll up tightly to form a sealed cylinder. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 8 rice paper rolls.

Tip: Tuna can be substituted for egg, chicken or tofu.


Serves 4